Holly and Baubles For A Jolly Table Topper.
You’ll have fun making this holly and baubles table topper, with a solid white background and fabric scraps for the leaves and ornaments. Make up colorful a colorful display of Christmas ornaments and bind with any traditional festive color.
Baubles are made with strips cut from scraps. Go through scraps and choose the prettiest prints that go well together. The baubles are the feature of this topper and something like that pretty red with white snowflakes make the baubles ‘sparkle’! Simply sew three strips together and use any circular object such as a bowl, a cup or the lid of a canning jar. Use a mix of scraps for each ornament and play around with the colors and prints to come up with the prettiest baubles. Two sets the same look great.
Ornaments and leaves are easily fused to the background fabric using Pellon, and machine appliquéd with satin stitch. For the decorative top stitching, Karen Meyer suggests placing a 12 inch square of Pellon Stitch-N-Tear Lite beneath the fabric for stability. Stitch your pieces into place with your desired stitch, straight, satin or perhaps blanket stitch, or another decorative stitch of your choosing. Binding in red would also look great.
Start with choosing the fabric for the ornaments. Match up binding to enhance their colors.